The new United States Quarter will be stamped with an image of “Nina” Otero-Warren, leader of New Mexico’s women’s suffrage movement in the 20th century and one of the state’s first female government officials. This article by Jazmin Tolliver is published by Huffpost. Here is an excerpt:
A Latina leader in New Mexico’s suffrage movement and one of the state’s first female government officials during the 20th century will be stamped on a U.S. quarter in her honor later this summer.
Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren – who became the first Latina ever to run for U.S. Congress — provided leadership in New Mexico’s movement for women’s right to vote and played a trailblazing role in politics.
From 1917 to 1929, she served as the first female superintendent of Santa Fe public schools, where she pushed for the inclusion of the Spanish language in classrooms, which at the time went against the federal English-only mandate.
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